Ireland U18: Reid selects first squad for Turkey friendlies

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Ireland U18: Reid selects first squad for Turkey friendlies

Republic of Ireland Under-18 Head Coach Andy Reid has named his first squad ahead of an International Friendly double-header away to Turkey.
16th Mar 2019

Reid's side travel to Turkey on Monday afternoon, with the former Republic of Ireland midfielder picking 18 players in his first international squad.

Speaking ahead of the trip to Istanbul, Reid said he is looking forward to working with the players in his new role.

"I'm delighted with the squad we have been able to assemble. There's a good mix of players in the group, and there is plenty for us to work on ahead of what will be two tough games in Turkey," said Reid.

Reid hopes some of his players will be able to force their way into future Under-19 squads and he expects positive performances from the players.

"I'll be in close contact with [Under-19 Head Coach] Tom Mohan throughout the trip. It's an opportunity for the players to catch my eye. I'd love to be able to be in a position to recommend players that would be beneficial to Tom's squad," Reid concluded.

Ireland's Under-18s play their first match against Turkey on Thursday morning.

Republic of Ireland Under-18 Squad
Goalkeepers: Sean Bohan (Bohemians), Bobby Jones (Wigan Athletic)
Defenders: Eiran Cashin (Derby County), Jaden Charles (Derby County), Shadrach Ogie (Leyton Orient), Andrew Spain (Shamrock Rovers), Max Murphy (Stoke City), Ray O'Sullivan (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Reece Staunton (Bradford City)
Midfielders: Sean Brennan (Longford Town), Barry Coffey (Celtic), Donal Higgins (Galway United), Adam O'Reilly (Preston North End), Callum Thompson (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Ross Tierney (Bohemians), Louie Watson (West Ham United)
Forwards: Ryan Cassidy (Watford), George Nunn (Chelsea)

Republic of Ireland Fixtures
March 21: Turkey v Republic of Ireland, Istanbul, 13:00 (10:00 Irish time)
March 23: Turkey v Republic of Ireland, Istanbul, 13:00 (10:00 Irish time)